A Cool Spring

Tulips are close. Not sure what colors these are, many are actually blooming for the first time this year. The Queen of the Night are the ones I was excited about the most but those don’t look like they’ll flower, however. Last season I thinned and planted Muscari throughout the bed. So they came back…

Here they come!

It’s still been pretty cold outside and I’ve not had enough free time to get into the gardens and beds. Despite the neglect, some of the flowers are taking care of themselves. Pictured here are Crocus, Tulips, and Hyacinth. In the background are Iris and Daylily. Normally the Snowdrops would be first to arrive. Not…

AND THE WINNER IS? (drum roll)

  Today was 70°F in Buffalo, NY. The warmest day of the year. It’s supposed to drop into the 40°s and rain for a few days, but that’s the norm for April. The sunlight inspired this grouping of Crocus to open wide. Some Hyacinths, Tulips, Snow Drops, and Muscari are all coming up and even…

Spring 2014 – EAT MY PLANTS!

It is officially Spring which means we’ll be back to work in the gardens and posting lots of pictures. There are some new plans for 2014… My good friend, Jman, starts his Permaculture plan at his cottage. He’s been doing a lot of research and designing this past Winter and is ready to make some…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…

Fresh Grape Juice

We scored some grapes as part of our share at the farm co-op. We had been getting them pretty regularly and we all had extra. This particular week I decided to make some juice with them. I tossed them into a non-stick pot and added just enough water to cover the grapes. I had never…

SQUASH BUGS!

These little “buggers” are Squash Bugs. These particular ones were feasting on my Summer Squash. They do come in a couple different varieties but all of them will eat Winter and Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Melons, and Pumpkins. Squash Bugs will lay eggs on the under sides of the leaves. When you see them, nab them.…